Several corrections officers who worked at the Louisiana State Penitentiary stand accused of criminal misconduct. These accusations cost them their jobs, and if convicted, they could find themselves behind bars and struggling to find gainful employment once released. An experienced criminal defense attorney may be able to help each of them as they fight to protect their current and future interests.
According to a recent news report, four corrections officers were just recently arrested and charged with misconduct and drug crimes. These individuals have been added to the fairly long list of corrections officers from the same place of employment being arrested and charged over the last two years. Some individuals are accused of acting inappropriately with inmates and others stand accused of smuggling drugs and other contraband into the prison.
If any of the accused individuals are convicted, they could find themselves incarcerated for some time. They may also have to pay hefty fines. Court dates to address each of these cases have not been publicized.
When those who take jobs to protect and serve end up themselves facing criminal accusations, they may feel there is little hope. Louisiana criminal court is not likely to treat them with any level of leniency because of their work. An experienced criminal defense attorney may be able to help each of the accused by keeping the focus of their cases on the facts and evidence -- or lack thereof. By doing this and dissecting the details of their cases, information may come to light in court that can help the accused individuals as they fight for the best outcomes possible.
Source: nola.com, "4 Angola officers accused of drug-smuggling, 'inappropriate behavior:' state officials", Laura McKnight, March 20, 2018